Julia Kristeva

1941 (Sliven, Bulgaria) –

Barthes taught Kristeva. She became a member of Sollers’ ‘Tel Quel’ group (marrying Sollers), where Derrida was one of her colleagues. Schapiro was a correspondent, Roth a friend. Kristeva valued greatly the friendship of Benveniste, visiting him in hospital towards the end of his life, and dedicating a book to him.

Julia Kristeva knew…